Vizhithiru movie review: Great concept marred by flaky execution

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Nov 4, 2017, 8:13 pm IST
Updated Nov 4, 2017, 8:13 pm IST
The film stars Krishna, Vidarth, Venkat Prabhu, Sai Dhanshika, Thambi Ramaiah, Abhinaya, S.P.B.Charan, Sara and Naga Babu in the lead roles.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.
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Director: Meera Kathiravan

Cast: Krishna, Vidarth, Venkat Prabhu, Sai Dhanshika, Thambi Ramaiah, Abhinaya, S.P.B.Charan, Sara, Naga Babu, Erica Fernandes, Rahul Bhaskaran

Vizhithiru, the story that unfolds overnight follows hyper-link pattern where multiple stories with various characters happening at different places converge at one point. And here, a car ride, which incidentally connects them all! After Maanagaram and Kurangu Bommai , which set the trend in K’town, it is Vizhithiru’s turn now!

Muthukumar (Krishna), a call taxi driver who is all set to board a train to go to his native loses his purse with money and the train ticket. In order to makeup the lost money, he accepts an acting driver duty to Saravanan (SPB Charan) a bold journalist and drops him at a plush bungalow. Apparently, Saravanan who has arrived at a minister’s bungalow carries material evidences of politician-cops nexus in a murder case. An untoward incident happens which puts Muthukumar in a serious predicament. Abhinaya (Abhinaya), a radio jockey with whom Muthukumar interacts while waiting in the car tries to help him.

Then there’s Chandrababu (Vidharth) a thief who enters a huge house to find young Saroja Devi (Sai Dhanshika) in bridal costumes wearing plenty of jewels tied up inside. He believes her story of being married off to an old man by a relative and agrees to help her escape in exchange of the jewels. On his way, he finds out that Saroja is also a petty thief.

You have this blind man Dileepan (Venkat Prabhu) and his little daughter (Sara) who are in search of their puppy.

Vikram (Rahul), son of an industrialist and a spoilt brat who falls for Christina (Erica Fernandez) at a party tries to woo her on his way to Chennai from Pondicherry.

At the interval block, all these stories reach a point when Saravanan is killed, Muthu is chased by police for the evidence, Saroja has her own plans to escape from Babu with the booty, Sara is kidnapped and how all them congregate with Vikram and Christina forms the rest.

The entire cast, Vidharth, Sai Dhanshika, Krishna, Venkat Prabhu, Baby Sara, Erica Fernandez, Abhinaya and Rahul Bhaskaran have done their part well. Thambi Ramaiah’s comedy falls flat. The first half moves at a rapid pace and quite engaging. Post interval it looses its sheen. Of course, there’s a good message towards the climax. The idea is good and the script has all the potential for an absorbing thriller. But, it is in the execution where the director errs. In a sense, the independent stories are not connected in a convincingly logical manner. What’s the need for T. Rajhendar’s special song in the film?

Vijay Milton and R.V. Saran who cranked the camera have given the right tones and shades to the story, which predominantly takes place during night. The movie can be enjoyed only in parts.





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